Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Lilly finally returns to the only place that's ever been home, a mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But the ongoing civil war creeps closer, threatening her sanctuary.
Case McCord, a weary soldier, determined to keep Lilly safe from the encroaching dangers, offers her protection, a home and love. Accepting him would mean turning her back on everything she believes. Rejecting him would mean turning down the greatest desire of her heart, and putting a child she loves in danger.
"Tell me about Sam," Case ordered, breaking the silence between them.
Instant words of defense sprang to her mind. She shoved them away. "What do you want to know?"
"Well, he looks like a native, but Sam's not exactly a Congolese name. And he looks as if he belongs to you, or at least wants to."
"Bill and Sarah named him after he was found walking out of the jungle. You know, because Samuel in the Bible was taken to the temple when he was probably about this age." The second comment could be ignored.
"Didn't know that."
Now you do. "Why do you ask?"
"You two looked so close, I thought I might offer a suggestion."
This sounded suspicious. She raised her eyebrows and smiled. "What's that?"
"What if I could get both of you out of here? Wouldn't it be worth it to rescue this one child from the poverty, sickness and war he's destined to see if he stays here?"
Shock took her words. "You. You. You could do that?"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Carie Lawson home schools her four kids, drives the soccer van --- complete with dirty socks and McDonalds bags scattered throughout --- and tries to sneak away to her computer whenever possible to write. She is an active member of a local writer's group, Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, and received third place in the North Texas Romance Writer's Great Expectations contest in the Inspirational Romance category.
Beyond Africa is available on Amazon.com and at All Romance Books